Introduction

Please remember to disconnect and remove all power sources before beginning disassembly, including AC power cord and battery.

Parts

No parts required.

To begin replacing your battery, flip the laptop over so that the back is visible.  Locate the battery at the bottom  center of the laptop.
  • To begin replacing your battery, flip the laptop over so that the back is visible. Locate the battery at the bottom center of the laptop.

  • Before beginning battery removal, make sure that no power source is connected to the laptop. This will avoid electrical shock.

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On the right side of the battery there will be a locking switch. Slide the switch into the unlocked position. On the right side of the battery there will be a locking switch. Slide the switch into the unlocked position.
  • On the right side of the battery there will be a locking switch. Slide the switch into the unlocked position.

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Deck the Halls
With tools and Fix Kits
Using your left hand, move the switch on the left side of the battery towards the center of the laptop while simultaneously prying up on the center of the battery with a spudger. The battery will flip out and can be removed. Using your left hand, move the switch on the left side of the battery towards the center of the laptop while simultaneously prying up on the center of the battery with a spudger. The battery will flip out and can be removed. Using your left hand, move the switch on the left side of the battery towards the center of the laptop while simultaneously prying up on the center of the battery with a spudger. The battery will flip out and can be removed.
  • Using your left hand, move the switch on the left side of the battery towards the center of the laptop while simultaneously prying up on the center of the battery with a spudger. The battery will flip out and can be removed.

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Remove the 7mm screw near the center of the  back of the laptop with a P1 screwdriver  and pry off the access panel with a nylon spudger. Remove the 7mm screw near the center of the  back of the laptop with a P1 screwdriver  and pry off the access panel with a nylon spudger. Remove the 7mm screw near the center of the  back of the laptop with a P1 screwdriver  and pry off the access panel with a nylon spudger.
  • Remove the 7mm screw near the center of the back of the laptop with a P1 screwdriver and pry off the access panel with a nylon spudger.

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Using two fingers, push down on the aluminum rods on the sides of the RAM module
  • Using two fingers, push down on the aluminum rods on the sides of the RAM module

  • Before handling internal components, please remember to properly ground yourself using an ESD strap to prevent electrical damage to sensitive components.

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Gently pull the RAM module out of the laptop and repeat for the second module.
  • Gently pull the RAM module out of the laptop and repeat for the second module.

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Conclusion

To reassemble your device, follow these instructions in reverse order.

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